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March on Washington, 50 years later

Archive photo of March on Washinton from the National Archives UNCG’s 2013 Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE) Oct. 3-4 will focus on the theme “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Fifty Years Later.”

Hosted by UNCG’s African American Studies Program, the annual conference will explore the status of the goals laid out during the historic march, covering issues from education and jobs to LGBTQ and voting rights. The programs are free and open to the public.

Among the key presenters will be Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, a visiting professor of African and African American studies and research director for the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality at Duke University. Sharpe also is director of the Global Inequality Research Initiative (GIRI), which researches inequality in the areas of wealth, employment, education, political participation, and health and well-being. She was previously a research fellow at the Institute of African American Research and the Department of Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill and an instructor at Columbia University.

The conference will kick off with “Literary Café: Poetic Expressions” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Maple Room of Elliott University Center.

Events will continue the next day with a panel discussions titled “Jobs and Education” and “Justice for All?” Both panels will take place in EUC’s Cone Ballroom.

Visit www.uncg.edu/afs/cace to register and see full details.

By Betsi Robinson
Visual: Public domain, National Archives, of the March on Washington

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